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    Lowering blocks

    Do we need angled or straight or straight blocks for our trucks. I would like to lower my truck 3 inches in the rear with spindles in the front.

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    Preferably angled to help keep pinion angle in check
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    or use spacers on the carrier bearing if you have one.
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    Alright thanks guys this is the first time I'm going to lower a truck so this is pretty foreign. From my understanding the best way to lower a truck and keep the smoothest ride is with spindles correct?

    My other truck was lowered when I bought it and it's just a turd it seems the P.O. didn't know what he was doing and caused problems with everything he did. I love this little truck and want to make sure everything is done right even if it is pricey.

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    There are pitfalls with using spindles like clearance between the inner face of your rims and the suspension components. Obviously more drop = less clearance. As pennyman has recommended, use something like blocks/spacers to shim the centre carrier if your truck has got one in the drive line - it will save wear and tear on your universal joints. The closer to keeping the tail shaft aligned from the gearbox to the diff, the better. These trucks don't have race car handling to start off with - I've thought about using an adjustable aftermarket coil over/shocker combo up front in place of the separate spring and shock set up. It doesn't look like it would take much to make it work, but it's only an idea...

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    There have been people that suggested getting the coilover setup for an S10 as the shocks are the same length, configuration and travel.
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